Matungu Member of Parliament, Justus Murunga has died.
The 60-year-old legislator, the family confirmed, died on Saturday night after developing breathing complications.
He had been rushed to the St.Mary’s Hospital in Mumias.
According to reports, the MP had a fortnight ago been admitted to the Agha Khan Hospital in Kisumu where he was treated for Diabetes and Hypertension.
He had been recovering at his home until Saturday when he developed breathing difficulties.
According to the Nation, earlier in the day, the bubbly MP had welcomed guests at his home and even made plans for the installation of a water tank.
He would later collapse when going upstairs.
Deputy President William Ruto mourned the MP as a “Focused, hardworking and visionary leader who relentlessly advocated for the empowerment of the people”.
We are heartbroken by the death of Matungu MP Justus Murunga Makokha. He was a focussed, hardworking and visionary leader who relentlessly advocated for the empowerment of the people. pic.twitter.com/nrcDsXHUaS
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) November 14, 2020
ODM leader Raila Odinga also sent condolences to the family of the MP saying: “My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hon Justus Murunga. My thoughts are with the people of Matungu for losing their leader at the tail end of his first term. May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.”
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya mourned the legislator as selfless leader who worked closely with the county governor to develop Matungu.
Hon Justus Murunga was a hardworking & selfless leader whom we worked together closely to develop Matungu.
I’m deeply saddened by his death which has robbed Kakamega a focused leader whose contribution in the development of our County will be missed.
May his soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/u6n8I3YOKW
— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) November 14, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I have learned of the death of Hon Justus Makokha Murunga, the MP for Matungu in Kakamega who collapsed at his home 3 days after his discharge from Kisumu Aga Khan Hospital where he had been treated for diabetes. RIP my brother pic.twitter.com/l5GmIvHch4
— Dr Boni Khalwale, CBS (@KBonimtetezi) November 14, 2020
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